I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2021 with an MSci in Marine Biology. My primary interests include metabolic rate and how this interacts with external factors such as temperature to influence fish biology and ecology. I am also fascinated by stable isotope analysis and how these natural tracers can be used to infer an organism’s ecology.
My final year project investigated Spatial Changes in Field Metabolic Rate and Thermal Sensitivity across the Barents Sea, using stable isotope analysis of teleost otoliths.
I found metabolism and the techniques used to infer it particularly intriguing and built on these skills more recently as a research assistant at the University of Southampton using stable isotope analysis of Porbeagle and Spurdog eye lenses to infer ontogenic movement patterns.
I am excited to start applying and further developing some of these skills studying how metabolism and its drivers affect Salmonid ecology and movement.